Install Webmin on Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Server

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Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

Install webmin on ubuntu 17.10

Edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file using the following command

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following line

deb sarge contrib

Save and exit the file

Add the GPG Key


sudo apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

Install webmin using the following commands

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get install webmin

Access webmin

Go to https://serverip:10000

Ubuntu in particular don't allow logins by the root user by default. However, the user created at system installation time can use sudo to switch to root. Webmin will allow any user who has this sudo capability to login with full root privileges.

Once you logged in you should see similar to the following screen

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1 Response

  1. Todd says:

    I just want to say thanks for this. I use it every time I need to build a new Xubuntu box.

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